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Eight Questions on Convergent Friends: An Interview with Robin Mohr

Friends everywhere are addressing questions about being authentic Quakers, not just Evangelical Christians and not just liberal do鈥恎ooders. What is [鈥

Robin Mohr is a member of San Francisco (Calif.) Meeting in Pacific Yearly Meeting.
Robin Mohr recently moved to Philadelphia with her husband, Chris Mohr, and their two sons.聽In June 2011 she started work as the Executive Secretary of the Friends World Committee for Consultation-Section of the Americas (fwccamericas.org).聽She still blogs occasionally at robinmsf.blogspot.com.

Posted in: Features, January 2012: Convergent Friends
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If we are to reach and garner the present day seekers who exist in every neighborhood, persons who are disillusioned over the effectiveness and value of the ordinary run of church service, our Quaker meetings must become unique centers of spiritual life, where there is felt a thrill of reality.

What Will Get Us Ready

If we are to reach and garner the present day seekers who exist in every neighborhood, persons who are disillusioned [鈥

One of the most influential Quakers of the 20th century, Rufus Jones was a聽historian and theologian as well as a philosopher.

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Introduction: New England Yearly Meeting Friends Explore their Relationship with Friends United Meeting

A series on New England Yearly Meeting鈥檚 discernment over the challenges of their relationship with Friends United Meeting, and with [鈥

Martin Kelley is editor of Friends Journal.

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Quaker Profiles: Carole and Ray Treadway

Friends from birth, Ray and Carole Treadway each have a different Quaker family history. Carole looks back to many generations [鈥

Kara Newell, who contributes occasional "Quaker Profile" columns to Friends Journal, is a member and presiding clerk of Reedwood Friends Church in Portland, Oreg.

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Can Friends of diversified thinking remain united?

What a great week the Gathering was! I felt like a country boy attending his first county fair. There were [鈥

Eldon Morey is a member of Brainerd (Minn.) Meeting.

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Quaker Identity Crisis

As a child I was a constant attendee at annual Gatherings of Friends General Conference. I *have many fond memories [鈥

Liz Wine, a member of University Friends Meeting in Wichita, Kans., is a social worker in child welfare. She feels a calling to continue the dialogue among the Quaker branches.

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Beyond Words: Reflections on the 2006 Section of the Americas Annual Meeting

While walking down the cobblestone streets of Antigua, Guatemala, I started to reflect on what the 2006 Annual Meeting meant [鈥

Loida E. Fernàndez G. is executive secretary of the Committee of Latin American Friends (COAL). She is a member of the General Meeting of Mexican Friends, Cd. Victoria Monthly Meeting.

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Learning from Salvadoran Friends

After the 2006 FWCC Section of the Americas meeting in Guatemala, we joined a small group of other U.S. Friends [鈥

Greg Woods, a member of Columbia (Mo.) Meeting, currently serves as an FWCC representative for Illinois Yearly Meeting and as a clerk of the FWCC Section of the Americas Youth Committee. Susan Lee Barton, a member of Clear Creek Meeting in Richmond, Ind., is the Midwest Field Secretary of FWCC. She has received a traveling minute from her monthly meeting and from Ohio Valley Yearly Meeting referring to her "ministry of bringing people closer together and building connections so that all can deepen their experience of God."

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A Snapshot of Friends in the Americas

Are Friends growing or shrinking? The answer, of course, is, 鈥淚t all depends鈥濃攐n where, over what time, and by how [鈥

Margaret Fraser, executive secretary of FWCC Section of the Americas, is a member of Swarthmore (Pa.) Meeting.

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Convergence among Friends: From the 鈥楰itchen鈥 to the 鈥楶arlor鈥

Have you ever sensed that the earliest Quakers had a fire that seems to be missing now? What do we [鈥

Robin Mohr, a member of San Francisco (Calif.) Meeting, has a weblog, "What Canst Thou Say?" at http://www.robinmsf.blogspot.com. C. Wess Daniels, a member of Barberton (Ohio) Friends Church, currently lives in Los Angeles where he attends Fuller Seminary; he blogs at http://www.gatheringinlight.com.

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